Rumble Fish - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

Rusty-James goes to Benny's, where he describes the events of the night. Then Patty comes in. It is the first time she has ever come to Benny's, but she has not come for Rusty-James. She slides into a booth and waits until Smokey comes in and joins her. Rusty-James knows she still loves him, just like he still loves her, but neither one of them will say it. He thinks it is odd for it to end like that.

Everyone is quiet and nervous, thinking Rusty-James will fight Smokey, but Rusty-James cannot seem to find his temper. He knows he is too hurt to fight, anyway, so he asks Smokey to come outside with him, insisting he does not want to fight. They go outside, where they sit on a stoop and smoke.

Rusty-James asks Smokey if he brought him to the lake party with the girls...

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